Napoles family stashed money in US, documents show


September 3, 2013

MANILA – Even as the Court of Appeals has frozen more than 400 bank accounts and insurance policies linked to businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, her family has money stashed in US banks, according to documents from a pork scam whistleblower. One account at Wells Fargo in Irvine, California supposedly belongs to the businesswoman’s daughter Jo Christine Napoles, according to the documents given to ABS-CBN News by Benhur Luy.

Napoles’ fugitive brother Reynald Lim supposedly has an account at the Bank of America in San Diego, California, while Jose Lim has one at Wells Fargo in Pasadena, California,

Another account at Wells Fargo in Orange County allegedly belongs to Western Investment Corp., a company said to be owned by the Napoles family.

“Alexis,” another whistleblower, claimed that a portion of the pork barrel of lawmakers that ended up in bogus foundations set up by Napoles went to those offshore accounts. Alexis is a former employee of Napoles’ JLN Corp.

“Ang ginagawa namin, mula sa PDAF ng mga congressman napunta sa NGOs na peke iyong pera tapos pinambibili namin ng dollar para dalhin sa [United] States, [via] bank transfer,” she said.

She said this large amount of money was the reason why the Napoleses were able to buy a hotel in California worth $7 million and a $2 million unit at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles “Iyung galing NGO, dinadala nila sa States para itago iyong iba nilang yaman. Sobra-sobra na kasi dito,” Alexis said.

The whistleblowers said the Philippine government should act now to have the alleged foreign bank accounts of the Napoleses frozen.

On Tuesday, another witness in the so-called P10-billion pork barrel scam arrived from Hong Kong. The new witness is a former household helper of the Napoles family. “Nagulat ako, sabi milyon-milyon piso ako daw presidente ng foundation eh katulong lang ako ni Madame Janet. Bakit ako dinadamay eh P9,000 lang suweldo ko sa kanya,” said “Kara”.

With more witnesses against Napoles coming forward, several other employees of JLN Corp have expressed their intent to follow suit. – ANC

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  • kikay.Pang0
    4 September 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Are you calling for a protest Rodis ?

  • jorge buesa
    4 September 2013 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    This family is out of this world ? Wow can you believe this family taking from the poor and trying to buy up anything they want in America ? And they buying in the Millions Dollar range ? They should lock this people for a very long time !

  • Elizabeth
    30 September 2013 at 12:04 am - Reply

    The #1 problem we have in the Philippines is our government itself who tolerate corruptions. We can blame Janet Napoles but our government also need to be blamed for lack of check and balance. How can you dispose millions of pesos without investigation of the project? It is so unreal. From the officials, to Janet Napoles and all clerks associated with the scam should be punished and take all their possession and give it back to serve the poor pilipinos who deserve more.

  • paputian ng buhok
    30 September 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Punished or not, she will be at large after all this fiasco is over.. Money runs the world, but in the Philippines, Money runs not only their world, it runs in the people’s blood. The color of people’s blood in the Philippines especially those of riches are the color of money.